A production of the Bard's Richard III with Laurence Olivier that Marc's dad took him to see as a boy made a lasting impression, though he didn't start acting himself till a teacher drafted him to fill a suddenly vacant role in his junior year of high school. But as the son of musicians, Marc acknowledges, "performing is in our blood." Of the four Singer children, oldest brother Claude is the only non-performer. Marc, who has fond memories of his childhood, was born in Vancouver, B.C., lived briefly in New York, and grew up in Corpus Christi, TX and in Oregon before going to college in the midwest and Washington state. In Seattle, he got a future wife -- he met Hawaiian-born actress Haunani Minn. They live a "California casual" lifestyle, and Marc enjoys running, sailing, martial arts, boxing, skiing, and motorcycling in his spare time, as well as playing some classical piano every day.